The Invisalign Process
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic option that allows you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your braces. Here’s what you can expect during the course of your orthodontic treatment.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and see if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment with a Preferred Invisalign Provider. The San Antonio dentists at Texas Dental are Preferred Invisalign Providers, so call us for a consultation. During your appointment, we’ll go over your case and answer any questions or concerns you may have about Invisalign treatments, costs, or insurance coverage.
Customized Treatment Plan
To begin your actual treatment, we will first take X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. This helps us create a completely customized Invisalign treatment plan. With Invisalign, most patients achieve a straight, healthy smile within one to two years. We’ll give you a more specific timeline during your consultation.
Wearing Your Aligners
We’ll give you a series of clear, BPA-free aligners designed specifically for your mouth and treatment plan. You can easily pop the aligners out to eat and drink. No food is off-limits, unlike with metal braces. Just be sure to brush and floss properly after eating and drinking. Once you’re done, put your aligners back in to continue your treatment. For best results, wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Changing Your Aligners
Rather than coming in for “tightening” appointments, like you do with traditional braces, Invisalign only requires you to transition between aligner sets. Simply pop in the next aligners in your sequence, and you’re good to go for another two weeks. Every six weeks or so, you’ll have a brief check-up appointment to ensure that your treatment is going smoothly.